escape wheel
escape wheel es*cape" wheel`, n. The rotating wheel in an escapement mechanism which has notches that are periodically engaged and disengaged by the anchor. [PJC]

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  • Escape wheel — Escape Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • escape wheel — Horol. a toothed wheel for regulating a going train to which it is geared, engaging intermittently with the pallets of a pendulum or balance mechanism in such a way as to cause the mechanism to oscillate rhythmically, and in so doing free the… …   Universalium

  • escape wheel — noun gear that engages a rocking lever • Hypernyms: ↑gear, ↑gear wheel, ↑geared wheel, ↑cogwheel • Part Holonyms: ↑escapement …   Useful english dictionary

  • escape wheel — noun a toothed wheel in the escapement of a watch or clock …   English new terms dictionary

  • escape wheel — /əˌskeɪp wil/ (say uh.skayp weel) noun a revolving toothed wheel in a watch or clock which transmits impulses to a vibrating fork. Also, scapewheel …   Australian English dictionary

  • Escape — Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I would… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escape pipe — Escape Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Escape valve — Escape Es*cape , n. 1. The act of fleeing from danger, of evading harm, or of avoiding notice; deliverance from injury or any evil; flight; as, an escape in battle; a narrow escape; also, the means of escape; as, a fire escape. [1913 Webster] I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wheel train (horology) — In horology, a wheel train (or just train) is the gear train of a mechanical watch or clock.[1] Although the term is used for other types of gear trains, the long history of mechanical timepieces has created a traditional terminology for their… …   Wikipedia

  • escape — v. & n. v. 1 intr. (often foll. by from) get free of the restriction or control of a place, person, etc. 2 intr. (of a gas, liquid, etc.) leak from a container or pipe etc. 3 intr. succeed in avoiding danger, punishment, etc.; get off safely. 4… …   Useful english dictionary

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